overpowering

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

overpowering

  1. Present participle of overpower.

Adjective[edit]

overpowering (comparative more overpowering, superlative most overpowering)

  1. That overpowers; so strong as to be overwhelming.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 1, The China Governess[1]:
      The original family who had begun to build a palace to rival Nonesuch had died out before they had put up little more than the gateway, so that the actual structure which had come down to posterity retained the secret magic of a promise rather than the overpowering splendour of a great architectural achievement.